• Activision Blizzard: Done and done

    Random Blizzard fan art Activision Blizzard is now really really real. Let’s all celebrate with some non-alcoholic beer and unsalted pretzels. Yeah, so the merger was approved earlier in the week, and now has passed all those shareholder votes and so forth. The new CEO of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick, had these inspiring words for everyone except EA, which is still mired in… Read More

  • That Didn't Take Long…iPhone 2.0 OS Unlocked

    It has not even been officially released yet, and the iPhone 2.0 OS already has been unlocked. In contrast, the original iPhone OS took hackers a couple of months to unlock. But this time they got a head start. Gizmodo reports the iPhone Dev Team has been working on jailbreaking the phone since the beta version went out with the iPhone SDK. But does it really matter? While it’s… Read More

  • Good Old Games porting and selling awesome old DOS games

    Oh hell yes. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. While sites like Abandonia and Home of the Underdogs have been incredibly good to my addiction to old-school DOS and Windows games, but more often than not it takes a lot of emulator tweaking, unofficial patching, and even command line magic to make those old things work. And along comes Good Old Games, my new lord and… Read More

  • Belkin GoStudio official

    The GoStudio, originally called the Podcast Studio, is now official. It has dual XLR/1/4″ inputs, two omnidirectional stereo mics, and a tripod mount. You can record directly to an iPod or connect it to your computer to create an extra sound card. We tested this thing’s older brother, the TuneStudio and came away quite impressed. If this bugger is anything like the TuneStudio… Read More

  • Seagate drops a 1.5TB Barracuda HDD

    Not too much to say about this other than yes, it’s big. 7200RPM, 3.5 inches, and a lot of space for all your legitimate and tasteful media. If you’re eco-conscious, however, it’s probably better to go with their new line of 1TB drives, which use much less power. Or, if you’re rich, a few Memoright arrays are the way to go. Read More

  • Facebook's iPhone App (Almost) Replaces My Contacts List

    All of us iPhone fanatics are just getting our hands on the new apps, but I’ve already found one that I’m sure to consider indispensable within the next few months: Facebook’s new app. Why is it so compelling? Because it almost eliminates the need to maintain a separate contacts list on my phone. While Facebook’s web app for the iPhone was cool enough, the native… Read More

  • Kodak Theatre HD Player

    Kodak didn’t just announce a tiny little video camera last night. They also released an interesting Wi-Fi-enabled media player that can drag photos off of your memory cards and display them on your HD TV and then upload the images straight to a PC or Kodak Gallery. It will cost $299 and has a Wii-like remote that lets you browse photos and even listen to streaming audio over the Internet. Read More

  • Mobile FireFox beta before the end of the year

    Here we are again mentioning the iPhone, but this time, blame Mozilla. The open source loving FireFox creators say they are inspired by the full mobile Web experience of Safari and the iPhone, and that they hope to have an alpha release of a mobile version of FireFox by summer, with the possibility of a beta release before the end of the year. Started in October 2007, Mozilla’s… Read More

  • Comcast and Vonage, new best friends

    Comcast and Vonage have promised to never fight again and to work together to balance “network congestion” with “ensuring that over-the-top VoIP services like Vonage work well for consumers.” Wow, does that mean Comcast is promising to stop blocking services like Vonage from running on its network? How sweet! Vonage Chief Technology Officer Louis Mamakos said in a… Read More

  • G8 mulling over passage of Acta piracy treaty

    Let’s stuff our fat faces and pat each other on the back while discussing the fate of the world’s poor! The Guardian claims that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) is about to be ratified by G8 governments. The world’s eight largest economies—wasn’t it always the seven biggest economies plus Russia?—are meeting in Japan (and eating like princes!)… Read More

  • Inexpensive 1st Gen iPhones now on Craigslist

    Number erased. I don’t want that poor guy getting prank calls on account of me (but you can still email him) Now that “it” is coming out tomorrow, you should be able to find 1st generation iPhones on the cheap on Craiglist and the like. I just did a search on Craigslist New York and found a bunch of phones in the $150-$300 range. Grab a cheap one, jailbreak it/upgrade to 2.0… Read More

  • Japan pumps $350 million into the development of 40-inch OLED TVs

    Today Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization announced it wants to accelerate the commercialization of large-screen OLED-TVs with a $350 million investment to be spent over 5 years. The public organization plans to cooperate with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and a total of 10 Japanese technology companies. These… Read More

  • Senate approves new spying bill

    Thank your Senators, a new wiretapping bill passed yesterday, 69 to 28. The new bill not only protects phone companies from having to admit or apologize about allowing the government to listen in on calls and net communications in the post September 11, war on terror, warrantless wiretapping program, but it also expanded the government’s surveillance abilities going forward. At least the… Read More

  • Reminder: Samsung Instinct Haiku Contest

    Remember: Every week we’ll be giving away a cool Samsung phone culminating in the Samsung Instinct! We begin our contest this week gunning for the M520. The haiku should focus on hearing and must be tweeted to UseYourInstinct. We will close entries for this week at noon on Tuesday, July 15. What is a haiku? Here’s an example. It’s a short poem of three lines consiting of… Read More

  • Nathan Schwartz crowned National Texting Champion

    Twenty-year-old Nathan Schwartz of Clyde, Ohio took home the $50,000 prize in LG’s National Texting Championship – the down and dirty battle on the QWERTY.  Schwartz was able to accurately tap out a ridiculously long phrase in 60 seconds.   According to LG, the winning phrase was: "Does everybody here know the alphabet? Let’s text. Here it goes… Read More

  • Party with The Pirate Bay's European bus tour (What?)

    Um, The Pirate Bay will be having a bus tour party this summer in Europe, where you can meet and greet other liked minded miscreants and trade mixtapes, or something. It all sounds very hippie, yes. There’s a tumblr you can follow, too. The party bus’ destination is Bolzano, Italy, where there’s some sort of art-thing. via TorrentFreak Read More

  • Chuck Norris’ princess isn’t in another castle, Chuck Norris has the castle in his pants (or something)

    Super Chuck Norris Bros. isn’t NEW new, but it’s still awesome – just like Chuck Norris. If you’ve seen this before, I apologize. I just came across it on Geekologie. Also, I invite you to come up with a better title for this post – along the lines of ChuckNorrisFacts.com. Leave it in the comments section, if you please. Read More

  • Britain looks to ban Revolution for DS ‘homebrew’ card

    You know those DS cards that are ostensibly used for software development or “homebrew,” but are really used to pirate games left, right and center? Yeah, the Brits have just figured that out, and now want to discourage retailers from carrying one model in particular, the R4. The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association infringes some sort of copyright law over… Read More

  • EA Mobile announces a trio of games for the App Store

    The App Store has launched and I won’t be too coy about it, but it stinks. Of course, many of you might find a lot of them useful, but I personally don’t. However, I will snatch the Google Mobile App, Remote and maybe Molecules because I like visually stimulating things when I’m high on peyote. A lot of the applications are missing from the “see all” list, so… Read More

  • iPhone App Store: The Early List of Top Downloads

    As of now (about noon California time) the iPhone 2.0 software update hasn’t officially launched yet, but everyone who cares knows that for the last five hours they could download v.2.0 anyway and access the App Store. Early download stats are coming in on the most popular apps. We’ve divided these into two lists, one for paid apps and one for free apps (there’s a big… Read More

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